BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Wins Fleet Support Contract

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has secured a three-year Fleet Support Services contract from leading Swedish carrier Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) covering a total of 12 Avro RJs operated by the airline.

The scope of the contract includes a renewal of the long-standing JetSpares customized rotable spares rate-per-flying-hour support agreement, for which BRA is the longest standing customer, having been enrolled on this service since 1996. The new agreement covers 640 parts per aircraft over the 12 aircraft fleet (10 RJ100s and two RJ85s) and is for a minimum of 38,000 fleet flying hours across the three year period.

Also signed is an agreement for rate-per-flying-hour coverage for the Honeywell GTCP36-150M Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that is fitted to eight Avro RJ100s in the BRA fleet.

Working with an established overhaul supplier, Regional Aircraft provides BRA with a guaranteed service level on the APUs for a fixed monthly cost over the three-year period.

BRA has also extended its long-term Tech 21 agreement with BAE Systems. Tech 21 is a priority technical support service which nominates a dedicated engineer to handle and to ensure timely responses to technical issues.

Braathens Regional Airlines provides a comprehensive schedule of Swedish domestic services from its hub at Stockholm’s downtown Bromma airport to many destinations of which Malmo and Gothenburg are served by the RJ100. The airline also operates charter services to more than 60 destinations across Europe and offers ACMI services with its two RJ85s.

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